Tuesday, July 21, 2009

cinema and bo(a)r(e)d games

Current work: Medical (and counting down to holiday)
Listening to: Still Def Leppard
Reading: next on TBR (am saving them for holiday, actually, as all reading time has been transferred to work time during school hols)

Went to see Ice Age 3 (3D version) yesterday. Animation was very good and I have a soft spot for Ray Romano anyway. I really enjoyed the character of Buck: Simon Pegg did an excellent job of the voiceover.

Spent the afternoon playing cards and board games with littlest while eldest did his ‘I am almost a teenager, I am bored and antisocial’ act and played the X-box, claiming that board games leave him bored. (Tres droll. Not.)

Work? Cue hollow laugh. Must try harder today.

Had a bit of a CD binge yesterday. An 80s rock compilation (if only the Supernatural producers would do a soundtrack – I would definitely buy it); Def Leppard’s Slang (listened to it on YouTube and it’s very different – feels quite fresh, and I can see why DL fans loathe it but I find it musically interesting); and Einaudi’s Divenire, real chillout stuff (might see if I can beg that one for the car on hols, though DH will probably complain that it’s dull).

Plan for today: take the kids to see Dad, then take the kids to see MIL, possibly lunch out somewhere, library to return books and pick up a research book, pick up prescription from doctor’s surgery (ha ha, the joys of an underactive thyroid – and this was my last repeat, so that means I’m due a blood pressure check and blood test, lucky me)… and then more board games until DH comes home and I can go back to work.

8 comments:

Jan Jones said...

You could always persuade them to write books too...

Michelle Styles said...

Board games boring? Perish the thought. A cut throat game of Scrabble is good fun. Then there is Risk. Or Monopoly. Chess, Fox and Geese and Backgammon can be terribly tense. Mine all still play board games.
And what about his War games?
Or did he mean playing board games with his sister is beneath him?

Olivia Ryan said...

Sympathies about the thyroid - mine is a pest, too. Last year, it swung from under-active to over-active without any warning, and by the time my doc got it stabilised I'd ended up going down two sizes, which might sound like every woman's dream but I'd already bought my outfit for the First Daughter Wedding - and had to have it altered in a panic a week before the wedding! I'm not buying the outfir for Third Daughter Wedding until two weeks before the date!!

Kate Hardy said...

Jan - little one would, big one... Nope :o)

Kate Hardy said...

Michelle - I think he meant the latter :o) Must remind him that Warhammer is actually a board game. (That will really shut him up.) Chess doesn't count because none of us play, apart from him. His loss. We are having Scrabble and Boggle matches...

Kate Hardy said...

Hugs, Olivia - it's a pain when they play up like that. (I'd like to drop two dress sizes - actually, more than two - but... not that way!)

Sounds like a good plan re the outfit! (I did that for the RNA lunch before last. Last-minute job. Best outfit I've bought in years.)

Lacey Devlin said...

Oh I miss boardgames! Ahh the memories. Monopoly was my fav. but for some reason people find it long... ;)

Kate Hardy said...

Lacey, have you tried Backwards Monopoly? Idea is to lose all your money. If you get a fine, the bank pays you. The bank also pays you to buy properties, houses and hotels. If you land on someone's property, they pay you. Great fun!